The sixth edition of the festival will take place in the Icelandic capital on March 16th and 17th, while the 17th is the date of Sónar Hong Kong (2nd edition). The world tour of the festival will continue on April 6th and 7th with the second edition of Sónar Istanbul.
6th edition of Sónar Reykjavík
Sónar Reykjavík reaches its 6th edition preceded by a great public success in its five previous celebrations. It will take place on 16 and 17 March in the extraordinary Harpa auditorium, in front of the city's port. The festival will feature 4 stages: SonarClub, SonarHall, SonarComplex -in an auditorium- and SonarLab (located in the underground parking lot of Harpa, converted into a nightclub).
Program: Andartak, Árni Skeng, Bad Gyal, Ben Frost, Bjarki, Blissful, CAO, Cassy b2b Yamaho, Cold Countess Malaise, Danny Brown, Denis Sulta, EVA808, Floni, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Högni, Intr0beatz, JASSS, Jlin, JóiPé x Króli, Jónbjörn, Julián Mayorga, Klein, Kode9 x K? ji Morimoto AV, Lafawndah, Lena Willikens, Lindstrøm, Lord Pusswhip, Lorenzo Senni, Mighty Bear, Moor Mother, Nadia Rose, Reykjavíkurdætur, serpentwithfeet, Silvia Kastel, Simon fknhndsm, Sunna, The Joey Christ Show, Thursday Special Falk, TOKiMONSTA, Underworld, Vök, Volruptus, Yagya.
2nd Sonar Hong Kong
After the success of the first edition, Sónar Hong Kong celebrates its second edition on Saturday 17 March. The festival, distributed across 5 stages in the Hong Kong Science Park, presents 41 live performances and DJ sets, as well as a specific program Sónar+D, with an extensive program of workshops, talks, interactive virtual reality activities and installations of new media art.
Program: Basil Tam, Cocoonics, Deer MX, Enso, Eric Lui, Floating Points (only live), Fotan Laiki, Headbirds, Heidi, Hummingbird (Jack Byrne Vs The Zorchmen), Jacques, Jado with Heavy HK, Johnny Hillier, K-Melo, Kelvin T, Keys N Krates, Laurel Halo, Laurent Garnier, Mala, Mount Kimbie, Mouse on the Keys, Ms Banks, N1D & Budball, Patrickxxlee, PUSH, Re:Flex, Romi B, Seoul Community Radio x Fauve, Sevdaliza, Sunsiaré, Squarepusher, Steve Yau, Swamy, Symbiz, Tedman Lee, The Black Madonna, Tzusing, WM Records, Yao and Yeti Out presents Silk Road Sounds Experience.
2nd Sónar Istanbul
The 2nd edition of Sónar Istanbul will take place on the 6th and 7th of April. The festival will be held on 4 stages of the Zorlu Performing Arts Center, one of the best acoustic arts centres in the world, and presents a programme featuring international names alongside leading artists from the current Turkish scene.
Program: Black Coffee, Booka Shade, Courtesy, Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons, Erol Alkan, Fatboy Slim, Fatima Yamaha, Flava D, Forest Swords, GAS, Honey Dijon, Islandman, Jon Hopkins, Joseph Capriati, Lanark Artefax, Nosaj Thing, Pan-Pot, Rival Consoles, Roosevelt, Shigeto, Vessels.
More than 60 Sónar quotations from around the world
In addition to the 24 editions of Barcelona, these are the 65 festivals that Sónar has held in 31 cities around the world since 2002 until today:
London (2002-2005 / 2009-2011) / Lisbon (2002) / Neuchatel (2002) / Hamburg (2002-2006) / Tokyo (2002,2004,2006,2011-2013) / Rome (2003) / São Paulo (2004,2012 & 2015) / Lyon (2004) / Guadalajara (2004) / Buenos Aires (2006,2015-2017) / Seoul (2006) / Frankfurt (2007) / Washington (2009) / New York (2009 & 2012) / Copenhagen (2015) / Chicago (2010 & 2012) / Cape Town (2012 & 2014) / Toronto (2012) / Denver (2012) / Oakland (2012) / Boston (2012) / Montreal (2012) / Los Angeles (2012) / Osaka (2013) / Johannesburg (2014) / Reykjavík (2013-2018) / Stockholm (2014- 2016) / Santiago de Chile (2015) / Bogotá (2015-2017) / Istanbul (2017-2018) / Hong Kong (2017-2018).